Re: [NTLK] Fighting Complacency in the Newton Community

From: Ivan Kowalenko <>
Date: Mon Jul 31 2006 - 15:26:15 EDT

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On Jul 31, 2006, at 11.23, Matthew T. Boulanger wrote:

> Main Entry: 1 leech
> 3 : a hanger-on who seeks advantage or gain

As a lurker, I don't see how being a hanger-on is neccessarily bad. I
*do* gain an advantage, in having foreknowledge of many possible
problems, as well as additional useful knowledge. However, in the
sense of the definition, "advantage" as in "advantage over someone
else." I don't think I'm gaining any more of an advantage than Matt.

> ---
> Call me a leech, call me a lurker, call me what you will,
> I don't code, hack, or solve the world's ills,
> My Newton is my assistant, it helps me every day,
> should I have to post to NewtonTalk with nothing important to say?

Nice poem, but I think it would have been cooler in Iambic
Pentameter ;) (jk)

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